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Manuscript Group 421
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH REUNION OF FLORIDA RECORDS
1961-1985
1 cubic foot


Formed in 1956, this annual gathering for former residents of Lehigh, Berks, and Carbon counties now living in Florida, strives to carry on the Pennsylvania Dutch traditions as they reunite "to toast their former homes and celebrate their common heritage."

Papers in the collection consist mainly of correspondence and secretary's minutes pertaining to reunions held in 1961-1985. Folders include letters, minutes and schedules of activities taking place at the yearly meeting at Miami Shores Country Club, 1961-1985. Memorabilia and addresses of participants are also included. Officers mentioned include twelve of the reunion's presidents: James Buckalow, 1961; Walter Hunsicker, 1962, 1963; Forrest Gotthardt, 1963, 1964; Clayton Klein, 1965; Albert Maizel, 1966, 1967; Gerald Kuhns, 1968; Allen Heintzelman, 1969, 1977; Claude Trace, 1969, 1970; Ben Bickle, 1973, 1980; Pete D'Alesandro, 1974; J.C. Behler, 1975, 1976; Ruth Hunsicker, 1979; Harvey Bair, 1982-1985. June Kuhns served as secretary, 1961-1985.





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